Filipina uses toy gun in robbery, gets arrested in Abu Dhabi

A 33-year-old Filipina, who allegedly used a toy gun when she attempted to rob a money exchange, has been arrested by Abu Dhabi police.

The incident, which was caught on video, took place last Thursday, March 12, Yahoo! News reported.

A CCTV footage released by authorities shows a woman wearing a white headscarf and black abaya as she stormed the establishment. She threatened the staff with a concealed weapon, which reportedly turned out to be made of plastic.

The female robber got busted after one of the money exchange employees alerted the police, who arrived swiftly at the crime scene. Investigators reportedly said the suspect resorted to robbery because she needed money to pay her debt.

As far as we know, the Abu Dhabi police did not divulge the woman's identity.

Some social media users said they noticed that her height is unusual for a Filipina. As seen in the video, the robbery suspect is even taller than the male money exhange workers and the police officers.